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Social Distancing Takes Toll on Adolescents

February 22, 2021

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Warning: This article mentions mental illness, self-harm and suicide By Peyton Perez Although social distancing is helping to save many lives by slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it will likely leave long-lasting effects on the adolescents who are involved in it. According to The Lancet, adolescence is a very vital time in a […]

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ASK Alumni Joins Space Force

February 16, 2021

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Jacob Lutz, who graduated from The ASK Academy in 2014, was cross-commissioned into the U.S. Space Force this month. Lutz was part of the second class to graduate from ASK, and was an academic powerhouse while in high school. He went on to have a lucrative career in the military; he attended the U.S. Airforce […]

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NBA Fans Adjust to Covid Restrictions

February 9, 2021

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By Degan Baca At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, all sports were canceled, including the NBA. But with the cancellation of sports, it gave the league time to change certain rules. A notable rule is that players on the bench must be wearing a mask and stay 6-feet apart at all times. This rule […]

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Former ASK Scholar Spends Senior Year in Kenya

February 5, 2021

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By Danielle Littlefield  Zanier Griego, a former ASK scholar, is spending her senior year studying abroad in Kenya. She agreed to talk to the The Catalyst about her new school, her biggest lessons, and what she misses most about New Mexico. The Catalyst: Who do you live with in Kenya? What led to the opportunity to […]

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School Spirit: an Uphill Battle During Pandemic

February 3, 2021

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By Shayanne Spell Music fills the room as scholars walk in to the dimly lit commons. The night is filled with fun music, talking, laughing, dancing, or all three. It’s part of the high school experience and over the years ASK scholars have worked to incorporate after-school events into the school year. Unfortunately, because of […]

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Medical Workers Discuss the Difficulties of Working During the Pandemic

December 15, 2020

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By Leah Morales With new Covid-19 cases arising daily in this state, The Catalyst sat down with Julie and Mike Littlefield, whose children are scholars at The ASK Academy. Mike Littlefield is a medical unit director at UNM Sandoval Medical Center and oversees the Covid unit. His wife, Julie, is a veteran nurse who works […]

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Managers Feel the Stress of Hybrid Teaching

December 4, 2020

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By Peyton Perez  As project managers at The ASK Academy are asked to reduce the amount of schoolwork that the scholars are given outside of class, scholars are beginning  to feel more at ease. In early November, the administrators at The ASK Academy asked project managers to reduce the amount of schoolwork that is given […]

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Podcast: Scholars Chat About Loona, Twice and GFriend

December 3, 2020

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Listen to Bailey Craig and Josh Rael talk about Kpop comebacks on this month’s podcast. Or listen to it hear on Soundcloud:

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ASK Scholars Struggle with Mental Health During Quarantine

November 12, 2020

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By Peyton Perez Scholars  have different opinions about the isolation that has been caused by COVID-19. One thing that students can agree upon, is that their mental health and everyday lives have been severely changed and affected.  An anonymous survey conducted by Kylee Shurter, a counselor at The ASK Academy, showed that scholars at The […]

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Freshman Uses Time in Quarantine Giving Back to Navajo Nation

November 12, 2020

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By Amelia Hardy Freshman Alayna Lelii is using her abundance of free time time creating stuffed animals for the children of the Navajo Nation, to be given out to them during the holiday season.  Lelii said she was talking to her neighbors about wanting to take part in a volunteer project to utilize the extra […]

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